Questions tagged [youtube]

For questions about the web interface of YouTube (www.youtube.com, youtu.be). Questions about native smartphone apps are off-topic here.

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Can YouTube be started in pause mode?

Is there a URL parameter for youtube.com that makes it possible to open a video and not have it start playing automatically? There is a parameter for the embedded player (autoplay=0), but this does ...
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How do I force YouTube to play videos in their lowest resolution?

Is there any good method that forces my web browser to play all YouTube videos on the lowest definition, even if the video offers a higher resolution?
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What changes affect the updated time on a YouTube video?

I'm working with a YouTube feed and showing a set of videos in date order. Currently, I'm basing that on the updated field - that seemed appropriate at the time. However, I'm now seeing the same ...
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How can I help my videos appear higher in YouTube search results? [closed]

In other words, how can I 'search engine optimize' my YouTube videos? What does YouTube take into consideration when ranking search results? What matters most?
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Check to see if you've viewed a YouTube video before?

I've got some long running series on YouTube that I enjoy watching, but I have 'viewing gaps'. Example: I started watching This Week in Startups around episode 40, and eventually went back and watched ...
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Adding your YouTube subscriptions to Google Reader? [closed]

So I have a few subscriptions on my YouTube account and I would like to put an RSS feed that has all these subscriptions accumulated into my Google Reader account. Is it possible? I've been looking ...
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How to add links inside a YouTube video?

I need to add links to the bottom of an YouTube video, like this Ben Stiller video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDN08JwNEfc Here is a video of a guy teaching how to add little baloons to an ...
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Change profile picture in YouTube

How do I change my profile picture on YouTube? I never set it up and it seems to be a thumbnail of one of the videos I uploaded.
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Why do people post "I don't own this song" on YouTube videos? [closed]

I've noticed that for videos that feature music, a new trend has appeared where users post something like "I don't own the music". What's the reason for this? Does it really prevent YouTube from ...
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What are some good converters to rip audio from YouTube videos? [closed]

I have some videos that I want to listen to, but don't really want to watch. What are some good sites to download just the audio in formats like MP3?
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YouTube always on top player [closed]

I want to work and watch videos at the same time. For downloaded videos I use Media Player Classic's (bundled with k-lite) compact view that plays on top of all apps. Is there a YouTube Player (...
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YouTube login with Gmail account

YouTube allows to login via Google account. However, you need to have a YouTube account. When I clicked sign in with Google account, it showed me two options: Associate your YouTube account with ...
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What happened to YouTube download URLs?

Note: This question is about download URLs, not software. The question "How do I download a YouTube video?" deals with software. What exactly changed for YouTube download URLs a few days ago? How ...
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Is there way to sync iPhone/YouTube/Facebook?

I currently upload videos directly from iPhone to you tube... Is there a way to push the videos from YouTube to my facebook status when they are uploaded?
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Using YouTube to sell cars

Say I have a car dealership with a website. Is there any legal or YouTube usage issues in creating a YouTube profile and uploading videos of cars for sale, and putting car, dealership and website ...
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Can any web applications tell if I have Facebook open in a different tab or window?

I have Facebook open in one tab, and I open YouTube in another. YouTube asks me if I want to sign in with my Facebook account. Can YouTube tell if I have Facebook open in a different tab or window?
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Clear "view history" on YouTube

With the new video recommendation system YouTube offers, I could not find a way to clear off my history. This is frustrating because it shows "because you watched X" we recommend this!
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Is there a way to upload higher resolution videos to YouTube (or any video sharing site) directly from your iPhone? [closed]

I currently have an iPhone 4 and while it's very convenient to be able to upload directly from the device to YouTube.com, it only uploads in low resolution, even via WiFi. Is there a way to upload ...
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Instapaper-like service for YouTube [closed]

Is there an Instapaper-like system for YouTube videos? Objective: to be able to mark YouTube videos for later playback, then be able to watch them later on my phone while I'm on the subway. Failing ...
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Where are responses to a video listed on YouTube?

In the new skin I can't find out where video responses to a video are listed, nor which video a video is in response to. Is the information still available, or did Google forget about it in the ...
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How long do I have to watch a YouTube video for it to count as a view?

YouTube videos have views. How long do I have to watch a video for it to count as a view?
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How do I download a YouTube video?

How do I download a YouTube video? I have used various solutions in the past that do not seem to work any longer (KeepVid and various Greasemonkey scripts). Is this just no longer possible?
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Downloading auto-generated YouTube transcriptions

Is there a way to download the automatically generated YouTube transcriptions without downloading the video? I would like to check out the TED talks, but I have limited bandwidth and would like to ...
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How does upvoting comments on Youtube work?

Whenever I upvote someone's comment on youtube it seems like it has no effect - likes counter is not increasing (I though it is cached but even if I come back later nothing is changed). Do I need to ...
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How do I unlink my YouTube account from my Gmail account?

My YouTube account has been automatically linked to my Gmail account, but I want to keep my YouTube account separated from my Gmail account. I heard that the feature to unlink accounts was available. ...
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How can I view ALL the latest videos from my subscriptions on Youtube?

By default Youtube applies some filter to a latest subscription video list that displays only 1 latest video per subscribed channel or something like that. So if one subscripiton has 10 videos only 1 ...
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Upload HD content to YouTube

I want to upload a number of videos as HD to YouTube, how do I go about doing this?
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Playing a YouTube video or playlist on loop

I may drive everyone around me crazy but I like to listen to the same playlist or song sometimes on loop from YouTube. What is the best way to loop up a song or playlist until I get yelled by those ...
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Can you subscribe to a YouTube channel as a podcast?

Videos are available in several different formats on YouTube, and RSS feeds are provided for channels. Is there a feed that will allow me to subscribe in iTunes?
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How can I make my files upload faster to sites like Facebook and YouTube?

How can I speed up my uploads of videos and photos to websites?
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How are YouTube videos selected for inclusion in Google Maps?

Apart from geolocating videos via your YouTube account, is there any other process involved in getting them shown on the 'More... videos' overlay in Google Maps? Edit: As well as geolocating a test ...
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What advantages and disadvantages are there to using the HTML5 beta of YouTube?

Google has a beta of YouTube that uses HTML5's video tag, but what gains do I get from using this, other than not having to install Flash just for YouTube?
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Linking directly to a specific point in time of a YouTube video

If I find a video on YouTube that I want to send to a friend, but I really only care about something at the two minute mark, can I send him a link that will start at two minutes into the video for him?...
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What video format should I pick if I want to minimize upload time to YouTube?

I mainly record "screencasts" of MMO games. Which of the various video formats that YouTube accepts will result in the smallest file size and what settings for that file type would I use? Of course ...
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Tweaking YouTube playback

How can I adjust brightness and speed while watching a video on YouTube? If there isn't a way to do this with YouTube's Flash Player, can I do this with HTML5 video (through their beta)?
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How do I post a video response on YouTube?

I know this feature still exists, why can't I find it after the redesign?
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Can YouTube videos be viewed without using the Adobe Flash Player plugin?

Can YouTube videos be viewed without using the Adobe Flash Player plugin? If so, what other specific software is necessary?
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YouTube is often slow for me. Is there a solution?

I've heard of many people complaining about the speed that YouTube streams videos lately. Even low quality videos go extremely slow on my system sometimes whereas they seem to be fast in other systems....
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How can I upload videos > 15min to YouTube?

I see that some YouTube users have quite lengthy videos. But if I ever try to upload a video of length more than 15 min, YouTube stops me. How can I get more privileges in YouTube?
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Can I disable comments by default on my YouTube videos?

Comments are unfortunately always automatically enabled when I upload a video to YouTube either via their website or iPhoto, but more often that not I later manually disable comments for each uploaded ...
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Making embedded YouTube videos start loading before playing

I am embedding a YouTube video in my website. Is it possible to make the clip start loading before the user presses play? (I would not like the video to start playing automatically.)
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Can I change the aspect ratio of a YouTube video I'm viewing?

Is there any way I, as a viewer, can change the aspect ratio of a video where the uploader got it wrong? It's driving me mad! Can't believe YouTube doesn't have anything for me to fix this... Does it? ...
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Copyrighted audio disabled from YouTube video - how did they know?

I posted a video on YouTube (SFW) nearly two years ago, with an ambient soundtrack taken from an Aphex Twin song (which I credited at the end of the video). After nearly 3000 views, it has had the ...
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Is there a way to find YouTube users by country/city?

I was wondering if there was a way to search for YouTube users from a specific country (UK) and if possible a specific city. I know each user’s channel has the option to fill out country and city ...
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